July 11, 2018


Telecom Egypt and Orange announce wholesale service deals

Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt have announced the signing of a renewal of their international telecom services agreement, first signed in January 2015 for a period of four years.

The new agreement will end in December 2022 and is expected to contribute EGP 4 billion to Telecom Egypt’s top line over the tenure of the agreement. It will also enable Orange Egypt to continue providing international services to its customers.

The two companies also signed a new transmission services agreement for"...

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July 11, 2018


ZephyrTel Welcomes Three New Companies into Its Portfolio of Software Products Serving the Global Telecommunications Sector

(AETOS Wire)-- ZephyrTel, a new ESW software company, dedicated to serving the global Telecommunications and Cellular industry, is pleased to announce it has acquired three new companies into its portfolio – VoltDelta, PeerApp and Mobilology, effective immediately.

ZephyrTel is building a world class Telco Practice, which provides a multi-solution and services proposition to the global Telco industry.


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July 9, 2018


Tunisie Telecom picks Sparkle to activate transit connectivity port

The International Services arm of TIM Group and among the top ten global operators, and Tunisie Telecom, the telecom services operator for both residential and business broadband solutions in Tunisia, have announced the upgrade of Tunisie Telecom’s international IP transit connectivity through the activation of a 100G port at Sparkle Sicily Hub in Palermo.

The new 100G port represents Tunisie Telecom’s main trunk to Europe and responds"...

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July 4, 2018


Kenya: Vivo Ordered to Dispose of Two Outlets in Engen Takeover Deal

The competition watchdog has ordered oil marketer Vivo Energy, which trades under the Shell brand, to sell or close two fuel stations of Engen Kenya whose operations it is acquiring.

The takeover condition set by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) is intended to check market dominance by Vivo.

The transaction will see Vivo acquire 13 out of the 15 Engen service stations"...

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July 4, 2018


Orange Said to Partner Ivorian Lender for West African Foray

Orange SA is partnering Ivory Coast’s Groupe NSIA to start banking operations in West Africa as the telecommunications group accelerates an expansion into financial services, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The venture plans to use the assets in Ivory Coast and Senegal that NSIA acquired from Nigeria’s"...

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July 3, 2018


Vodafone Ghana sets conditions for listing on Ghana Stock Exchange

Vodafone Ghana has indicated it would be able to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) after dealing with some debt restructuring issues with the government.

The telecoms firm was expected to list on the GSE as part of its takeover of the then Ghana Telecom. However years after the takeover, Vodafone is yet to go public.

Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda"...

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July 3, 2018


NCC withdraws 36.6 million lines from telecom operators

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said the 36.6 million telephone lines withdrawn from telecom operators in March this year, were found to be redundant.

Danbatta spoke in Abuja on the sideline of the 84th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) .

About 36.6 million telephone lines have been withdrawn from some"...

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July 2, 2018


Attendance at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Tops 60,000 Visitors

(AETOS Wire) -- The GSMA today reported that more than 60,000 unique visitors1 from 112 countries and territories attended the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 27-29 June in Shanghai. The three-day event attracted executives from the largest and most influential organisations across the mobile ecosystem, as well from companies in a range of vertical industry sectors. In addition to this business-to-business audience, nearly 8,800 consumers from the greater Shanghai metropolitan"...

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June 28, 2018


GSMA Announces Winners of 2018 Asia Mobile Awards

(AETOS Wire) -- The GSMA announced the winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented in series of ceremonies at Mobile World Congress Shanghai this week. The awards honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the Asia Pacific region.

“We congratulate all of the winners and nominees of the Asia Mobile Awards here at Mobile World Congress Shanghai,”"...

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June 27, 2018


GSMA: Global Mobile Operators Commit to Common Approach to Iot Security

(AETOS Wire) -- The GSMA today announced that global mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain have committed to adopt and implement the"...

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